Military Travel, Shopping, and Fun
Part of being mission and family ready also includes taking some down time, relaxing, having fun and exploring the world around you. But where do you begin? Consider Military OneSource your connection to leisure and adventure activities on and off the installation, pointing you to destinations and providing information about discounts on travel and fun, from air and car travel to sporting events, day trips, movie tickets and more. Sit back and relax. We’ll direct you toward fun and relaxation.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program
Morale, Welfare and Recreation develops all kinds of enrichment programs to support force readiness and military community.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 as Travel Restrictions Loosen
How can you protect yourself and others when you have to travel during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak? Learn what you can do – and what is being done – to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library
Military OneSource provides free, online resources to service members and their families via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.
Military Discounts on Recreation and Entertainment
If you’re looking for discounted travel, entertainment and recreation opportunities, consider taking advantage of your military discounts.
Travel Guidance for Department of Defense Civilians
To limit the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 and to protect your health and well-being, the Department of Defense has restricted official overseas and domestic travel.
7 Space-A Tips and Tricks for Experienced Military Travelers
The space available travel program, or Space-A, is a great transportation option for service members and immediate family that allows them to fly free or at a reduced cost across the country or world. Even if you’ve taken advantage of this benefit before, here are seven tips – gleaned from the experiences of other military travelers – to help you make the most of the Space-A travel program. A quick review of the basic Space-A travel process
Plan Your Trip With Space-A Travel
Service members and their families can use Space-Available flights to travel around the country and world at little to no cost. Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation: Your Source for Affordable Fun
Military life has many demands, so you want to make the most of your free time.
From Audiobooks to Academic Research, the Digital Library Has It
These days, your computer or mobile device gives you easy online access to books anywhere in the world, anytime your curiosity strikes. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library has valuable and easy-to-use databases to help military service members and their families meet their research needs or simply download a book to enjoy.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs and Eligibility
From fitness and sports to tickets and travel, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has something for everyone. Programs vary by location and whether you're stationed on an installation or off, but you'll always have a way to access these offerings to relax, have fun and connect with others.
Tips to Get Through a Breakup
If you're dealing with the breakup of a relationship and the demands of military training or deployment, getting through it all may be especially difficult. But despite the pain, it’s a chance to grow and start fresh.
Information on the Integrated Lodging Program
The next time you're on official government travel, book your lodging directly in the Defense Travel System. The Department of Defense launched the Integrated Lodging Program Pilot on June 15, 2015. It provides quality and trusted government and commercial lodging, with greater safety and security and better services at reduced rates.
Vacation First Class Using Military Lodging
You've worked hard and it's time to enjoy a little R&R. Military families are eligible to use military lodging around the world, ranging from cottages on the beach to world-class resorts or recreational lodging facilities.
MWR Digital Library Helps Relieve COVID-19 Cabin Fever
The risk of COVID-19 is causing many of us to spend more time at home. You may get by for a while watching TV or playing board games, but when cabin fever starts to set in, you can tap into a whole other world of entertainment from the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.
Enjoying National Parks as a Military Family
There’s something for almost everyone in our national parks. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a sit-and-watch-the-world-roll-by kind of person, there's a national park vacation right for you.
Expedite Airline Boarding with TSA Precheck
Next time you get to the airport and see a long line at security, keep your shoes on and your laptop packed: active-duty service members are eligible for expedited screening through the TSA Precheck®. You can board your flight quicker with TSA Precheck at more than 180 airports nationwide — and you don't even have to be in uniform.
Get Military Discounts on Local Entertainment with American Forces Travel
Members of the military community already use American Forces Travel to save money when booking leisure travel. But now you can also use the website to score discounts on great entertainment right in your own community.
Get Military Discounts on Vacations Through American Forces Travel
There’s a new online leisure travel booking website created for members of the U.S. military community: American Forces Travel. American Forces Travel is designed to be a one-stop travel booking site. A joint service initiative, it offers military discounts and helps fund other current and future MWR programs.
How the Status of Forces Agreement Can Affect Your Military Exchange and Commissary Privileges
When you spend time in another country as a service member, the Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, between the United States and your host country protects your legal status as military personnel in another nation.
Never Forget: Visit Our National Memorials Honoring 9/11
On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people perished during the single largest terrorist attack in American history. Almost 20 years later, millions of Americans still remember the events of that day. You can honor those who died by taking a journey to one of the three September 11 national memorials.